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    Inexpensive ZFS or BTRFS build

    More like having a hard time getting past taxes this year Lol. I just know that I should really be putting together 12-16tb usable space. Just cheaping out on 3 4tb drives right now, especially since I only even see the benefit once I eventually replace all the 2tb drives, which hopefully...
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    OK sounds good! Just need to decide on drives then. I'm leaving heavily towards just grabbing 3 Toshiba 2tb's even though I'd like to eventually replace all 7 with 4tb drives.
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    I kind of just want to stick with one zpool long term. I really need about 8tb right now but obviously that will increase with time. And I want at least 2 parity disks across the entire pool, but would be fine with 3. So thinking that 7 drives in raidz3 makes sense. The smart thing to do...
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    Ahhh just realized the FRYS deal is in-store pickup only. Unfortunately we don't have FRYS stores out here. Hmmm, I may actually just get the 2TB Toshiba's for $70 each then. Seems the per TB price on HD's is still higher on the 4TB's. I like the R4 case, though. I think I'll pick that up...
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    And great find on the hgst's!
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    I don't see those **********'s available anymore. Best suggestion on a case to hold either 6+1ssd or 7+1ssd?
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    Can anyone suggest a 4TB drive that will work well for my application? I am leaning towards adding 2 4TB drives, maybe 3 4TB drives if I go RAIDZ3, even though I will only be able to use 2TB until I eventually replace all the Samsung 2TB drives. I wouldn't do this any time soon, just as they...
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    OK thanks! I may need some step by step help on the update from you in a bit. Alright I guess the downside to the ASM1061 is mostly that I can't do staggered spin-up. If I picked up an LSI controller, I could do that. Oh I would definitely be keeping the Samsung drives until they die. Was...
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    Hey guys, sorry to fall off the map like that! But had to take some time away to save up for taxes and put time into some other things. Anyway I'm back to wanting to finish this project so I can get my storage server up and running finally! At this point I see 2 options I need to decide...
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    I have no problem using the Toshiba instead, I just thought the Red might be good because it seems to be designed for servers and NAS's. I'm not familiar yet with SMART so I'll have to look into it. I assume my Spinpoint's are not SMART? Or once I apply that patch everything is OK and SMART...
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    Inexpensive ZFS or BTRFS build

    OK, so here's what I'm thinking. I'll order 2 more 2TB drives so I have 6. The Spinpoint F4 ecogreen doesn't seem to be a good drive. Can I mix in 2 of these http://www.amazon.com/Red-Desktop-Hard-Disk-Drive/dp/B008JJLZ7G with my 4 Samsung drives? Is there a similarly inexpensive 3 SATA port...
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    Inexpensive ZFS or BTRFS build

    Hmmm, just noticed the articles on the Samsung Spinpoint F4's. I see a DOS patch, but I have them installed in a BSD system now. They were purchased on 12/26/2010 for $80 each, and haven't been used once. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152245 Busy at the moment so...
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    OK, for sure then I need to keep my drives equal within each vdev. Do you feel there is an optimal # of drives in a vdev? Or an optimal way to configure a vdev? I'd consider simply adding a couple more 2TB drives in that case, of comparable specs/speed to the ones I already have. I want to...
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    Next question, briefly. I'd really like to start with just 1 vdev in my zpool if possible, and I'd like a minimum of 2 parity disks. If I stick with just my 4 2TB drives, what's the reason why I wouldn't just make a raidz2 with 4TB useable space and 2 parity drives? Second, can I have...
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    Got it fixed. Thanks again for your help! One question I had is regarding the fsck results. Was there any actual damage done? Or are those types of errors fully correctable? I guess what I'm asking is if there's any reason I should start over from scratch either with the BSD installation or...
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    I performed the steps listed. But still getting mountroot: waiting for device /dev/ada0p2 Mounting from ufs:/dev/ada0p2 failed with error 19. And sent to mountroot>
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    Thanks. Couple of highlights FYI: ** SU*J Recovering /dev/ada1p2 ** Reading 33554432 byte journal from inode 4. ** 3 journal records in 1024 bytes for 9.38% utilization ** Freed 1 inode (0 dirs) 0 blocks, and 1 frags. ***** FILE SYSTEM MARKED CLEAN *****
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    Use journal?
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    OK I'll try Wednesday night. Just left for work till then. Thanks.
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    Actually I'm also getting an error on mount /dev/ada1p2 /mnt also R/W Mount of /mnt denied. Filesystem is not clean - r . Forced Mount will invalidate journal contents: Operation not permitted Full disclosure: I came down this morning, and was already logged into root from the USB login, and...
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    Lol OK thanks I'll try again tomorrow thanks
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    The file is empty when I try to edit it, and when I try to save the file, it says "unable to create file "/dev/boot/devices.hint"
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    Pretty sure I typed this in exactly, but I'm getting errors now booting up. Mounting from ufs:/dev/ada0p2 failed with error 19. mountroot> If I hit enter, I get: panic: mountroot: unable to (re-)mount root. KDB: enter: panic Stopped at kdb_enter+0x3b: movq $0,kdb+why db> FYI, in /etc/fstab...
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    Copyright (c) 1992-2016 The FreeBSD Project. Copyright (c) 1979, 1980, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved. FreeBSD is a registered trademark of The FreeBSD Foundation. FreeBSD 11.0-CURRENT #0 r294663: Sun Jan 24...
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    I considered hacking a cable together, but I'm not really in a rush. I ended up ordering this http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00V6QA65G?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00 and it worked fine. I have 2 spares now...
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    SATA cables aren't a problem. Are there other good options for my RAID pool setup? For some reason this seems like a wonky setup to me, but there's a lot I don't yet understand. Some quick searching came up with this: RAIDZ1 vdevs should have 3, 5, or 9 drives in each vdev (IDEALLY 5)...
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    Oh my bad, I think the one I looked at was a result that came up with a different model # than what I typed in. So it actually makes sense to stick this 4GB stick back into the PC into slot 2 correct?
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    Very interesting. So for around $175 + a case to hold up to 8 drives if I can't find one laying around + the cost of drives I can add up to 8 drives to my existing system. So I could start with 2 or 4 for example. And if I wanted to add 4-6 more later, I could do that, but would have to set...
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    Can I combine 2tb and 4tb drives?
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    Any suggestions on case, PSU, card deals that would allow expansion? I haven't built my array yet. Before doing so I'm just briefly exploring what would be involved financially. What would be the best type of array to create to achieve 8tb useable space with the ability to lose 2 disks and...
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    Those $99 4tb hard drives are back in stock at newegg FYI. I'd consider getting a couple, but how would that affect my build? I'd need a different case or enclosure, a different PCIe card. And how would it affect my zfs pool options having drives of different sizes?
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    I looked up the model on the RAM it came with - M391B5173QHO. It's def non-ECC. I guess I'll boot it up with just the OS drive and 3 of the storage drives. I can set up BSD, just not ZFS until I have all 4 storage drives powered up I guess.
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    One major bummer I just caught - the PSU supplies power to the mobo and the hard drive supplies power to the HD's, but only provides 4 SATA power cables. I don't think I have any splitters laying around, but I'll check. That's a bummer because it means I won't be able to get my build running...
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    The non-ECC RAM that came with the T20 was located in slot 2. Any reason for this? After removing this, should I put my 8GB Crucial ECC stick into slot 2 (white) or slot 1 (white)?
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    RAM arrived today. PCIe card arrived yesterday. I should be ready to go tonight when I get home. I'm sure I'll need some guidance with setting up BSD and also then setting up ZFS.
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    Are we coming to a consensus of what the best type of RAID to build now would be for my system? Two mirror vdev's in a single zpool?
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    OK, I have other PC's that I'll use for that stuff. This is just a dedicated NAS basically. So any old laptop drive is fine then? Pulled a WD7500BPVT out of an Acer Revo that doesn't get used. Planning to use this for my OS drive. Looks like a WD Scorpio Blue.
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    That's the one I just bought. I'm trying to decide now can I just use any random laptop hard drive I can find laying around or is there any reason to order this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=1Z4-000B-00003 Also is there any reason I would need more than 500gb for the OS drive?
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    Inexpensive ZFS or BTRFS build

    Yes, just 4. I'm getting ready to buy one now. It's basically the last thing I need besides an OS drive. The only reason I haven't bought that yet is because I want to see if I have something laying around the house that would work first. For PCIe SATA card, I want to order something through...
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    Am I gonna be able to create a RAID 6 type setup with 2 parity disks. Is this possible with 4 disks on ZFS? I didn't really want to do RAID 5 or 1 or 10.
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